The electric consumption levels are increasing rapidly, bringing serious consequences in regards to global warming in the near future.
We have to be aware and save as much electricity as we can. If you are going out with your friends, why leave the TV or the air conditioner on? Small things like that will change in the future if we all collaborate. Here are some tips to reduce electricity in homes:
If You Don’t Use It, Disconnect It
To put it simply, if you are not using something, unplug it or turn it off. The charger of your phone, laptop, iPad, air conditioning, TV, anything. These devices consume a lot of energy, and by complying with this simple advice, you will be collaborating a lot with the reduction of energy consumption worldwide.
Regulate the Heating System
It’s best to graduate the thermostat at 20 ºC in winter and 26ºC in summer, at most in heating and air conditioning equipment. If it’s very cold at night, or we are in winter, do not turn on the air conditioner.
Take Advantage of the Sun and the Weather
We must take advantage of the solar energy in the day as much as we can, instead of turning on the light, we can open the windows so that the sun light can come into a room.
We can implement the use of renewable energies such as solar thermal for heating (also water and swimming pool) and others. You may have to spend a little, but you will also save lots of money when you have to pay the power bill.
Replace Old Appliances
It’s totally true that old appliances consume much more energy than anything else. So, it’s recommended to change these devices for some newer ones, since they are designed with a much lower consumption of electricity.
Electricity is something important, indispensable in this time, so we must take care of it and save as much of it as we can. This will benefit us doubly, first by saving money when we have to pay for electricity, in addition to the fact that we are collaborating with the climate change and global warming problematic.